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Huge demand as second release of ‘world’s most beautiful e-motorcycle’ opens

Wellington, 23rd June 2022 -

Kiwi e-motorcycle maker FTN Motion, which is shaking up the electric vehicle industry, has seen huge demand for the second release of its flagship Streetdog bike, with sales pouring in at the rate of a bike per minute when the allocation first opened to a bulging waitlist last week.

The limited production run has a small number of bikes still available at a special early bird price, which runs until July 15th, or until sold out, with each bike labelled with a unique production number and available in a variety of colour customisations, says FTN GM Michel Roncara.

The Streetdog is a moped-class e-motorcycle with a unique, classic cafe racer motorbike feel, characterised by state of the art, yet minimalist technology. It runs on a powerful 3KW electric motor and has up to 80km of real-life range, with a top speed of 50km per hour, a removable battery and huge storage capacity.

The parts of the bike that would traditionally be made of fibreglass will be constructed of a highly resilient and unique new hemp material, bound with resin, which is strong, safe and more sustainable. Buyers can choose from 28 different colours, stripes and seat colour combinations, including British Racing Green, Latte, Red, Gunmetal Grey, Baby Blue, Mustard and Vintage Mint.

Currently, a Streetdog can be secured with a refundable deposit, with the finished bikes ready to take to the streets in the first quarter of 2023, Roncara says.

“They are all individually made at FTN Motion’s workshop in Wellington, with as many components sourced locally as possible. Handcrafted with an extremely detailed eye for aesthetics, function and performance, the Streetdog, which can be ridden on a standard car licence and does not require previous motorcycle experience to ride, is unlike any other vehicle in its class,” he says.

FTN Motion’s mission is to make the world’s most beautiful moped-class electric motorcycles while reducing congestion, commute times, and pressure on the planet. They have seen huge demand for the Streetdog since releasing the prototype in early 2021, with its waiting list constantly growing ever since

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About FTN Motion.

Luke Sinclair and Kendall Bristow completed the first prototype of their electric moped during the COVID-19 lockdown, proving that something good can come out of difficult times. Together with their Amsterdam-based co-founder Saskia Thornton, they formed FTN Motion. Together they’re seeking to change the way New Zealand, and the world, commutes by creating sleek, timeless electric vehicles rooted in the carefree Kiwi lifestyle. Different by design, their moped-class e-bike has a unique, classic motorbike feel paired with purposefully minimalist technology and layout, for a stress-free, uncomplicated riding experience. The Streetdog is powered by an electric 3KW hub motor with up to 80km of real-life range, and a top speed of 50km per hour.


For further information:

Jacinda Thorn, Public Relations | 027 397 0616 |

Sadie Beckman, Public Relations | 021 073 1313 |


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